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Fri May 25, 5:11PM CDT
Live cattle futures posted gains of 50 to 65 cents on Friday, with June up a quarter. Feeder cattle futures posted gains as well, ranging from $1.125 to $1.625 higher in the front months. The CME feeder cattle index was up $1.60 on May 25 at $136.04. Wholesale boxed beef values were lower on Friday afternoon. Choice boxes were down $1.57 at $227.43, with Select boxes 31 cents lower at $204.62. Week to date FI cattle slaughter was estimated at 647,000 head through Saturday. That is 13,000 head lower than last week, on lighter expected Saturday slaughter. Cash sales were reported at $110 in CO and KS on Friday, with NE at $176-180. This morning’s USDA Cattle on Feed report showed April placements at 1.695 million head, 8.28% lower than last year, slightly above expectations. Marketings were at 1.803 million head, up 6%. That put May 1 cattle on feed at 11.558 million head, up 5.09% from a year ago and a little larger than the average trade estimate.Jun 18 Cattle closed at $104.650, up $0.250,Aug 18 Cattle closed at $102.300, up $0.525,Oct 18 Cattle closed at $105.825, up $0.575,Aug 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.925, up $1.625Sep 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.450, up $1.350Oct 18 Feeder Cattle closed at $144.325, up $1.125
Fri May 25, 5:11PM CDT
Lean hog futures closed down 62 1/2 cents for June on Friday, with all deferred contracts higher. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 26 cents from the previous day to $69.29 on May 23. It rose $2.28 for the week. The USDA pork carcass cutout value was up $1.49 at $75.60 on Friday afternoon. The national base hog weighted average price was 35 cents higher at $65.07 this afternoon. The USDA estimated weekly FI hog slaughter at 2.302 million head through Saturday. That is 46,000 head lower than last week and 100,000 above the same week in 2017. Most plants will be dark on Monday. Managed money added another 2,195 contracts to their CFTC net short position in hog futures and options. That net position of -10,053 contracts is the largest reported net short position since April 2013.Jun 18 Hogs closed at $74.200, down $0.625,Jul 18 Hogs closed at $77.550, up $0.775Aug 18 Hogs closed at $76.075, up $0.725
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